Coyote stalking the goats, luckily hubby is a good shot (photo)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by skillswife, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked out the window a few days ago and thought, man that fawn looks funny because it was right where a doe and fawns usually bed down. Then it occurred to me it was a coyote and it was drooling over our goat Toula who was staked about 150 yds away and totally oblivious. DH got my 30-06 and needless to say the gun won. Normally I wouldn't have worried so much about the goats if they were in their pen, but being staked is a different story, it could have ended very badly for the goat, or the chickens for that matter. We haven't seen any more thankfully so my guess is she was traveling through.
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  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a 2 year old "pup" leaving the "nest. Good shot the pups get out and start hunting on their own and start to establishing their own territory about this time each year
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice shooting!! thats one less chicken killer in the world.
     
  5. clbdownunder

    clbdownunder Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice job skillswife and hubby! I'm laying for some at my place too, only problem right now is I'm surrounded by tall corn! [​IMG]
     
  6. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo! Good shootin! I tell ya its the young ones and the old ones that are the worst chicken getters in my opinion...Good thing your hubby got her before she became a bad nuisance.
     
  7. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she was very young. But not scared of us at all! We never had coyotes down here, then the last few years they have been around the place a lot, especially during calving season. The hay is now cut in the draw out back so hopefully that will help with less hiding spots.
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It seems like coyotes around here are a more grayish color. Is there some color variation in the subspecies perhaps?
     
  9. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Especially in the summer months are coyotes are typically very red, I am sure it is due to location, they have adapted to blend in.
     
  10. hawcer

    hawcer Out Of The Brooder

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    One down, thousands to go...

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